"Call to Action - Pathways to Graduation"
Public Comments Requested on Proposed Rule Making for Pathways to Graduation
NYSTEEA is concerned that as the language currently stands, implementation of the pathways will
actually obstruct the career and STEM based reforms that are intended.
Link to: NYSTEEA's letter to Deputy Commissioner Tangorra
Now it is time for you to respond! NYSTEEA has created speaking points for you to consider when responding to the Proposed Rule Making. Act now because the deadline to respond is December 19, 2014.
Link to: NYSTEEA Pathways Speaking Points
NYSTEEA 52nd Conference, March 4-6, 2015
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2015 Conference Brochure
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The conference program will be made available once all the presenter slots are filled. Please consider presenting.
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Binghamton Press and Sun bulletin December 7, 2014
You might recognize the author! :-)
STEM with out the T & E is just more science and math. Express your support today by signing the Technology & Engineering for All NYS Students petition. NYSTEEA's goal is to gather 1,000 signatures by December 1st, so please share the link with your local business leaders, co-workers, friends and family. Thank you for your support.
NYSTEEA Advocacy Petition
NYSTEEA Public Service Announcement Video Competition Rules
Last years videos, click Youtube link below
Dateline: Syracuse, NY 10/27/2013, NYSTEEA issues the elevator speech we should all have memorized for the time when somebody asks:
What is technology education?
"Technology education is the study of the human-made world. Students learn the process of designing and engineering solutions in a hands-on,minds-on environment of invention and innovation." Then after that - (State what you teach in your classes.)
NYSTEEA welcomes Dr. Mark Hardy to the Executive Board as association Vice President. Dr. Hardy is the Technology Education Chair at SUNY Oswego and brings a wealth of experience to the NYSTEEA Executive Board.
NYSTEEA in partnership with the science and math teachers associations as well as the state association of professional engineers will present the
New York State STEM Education Summer Institute
at Alfred State, SUNY College of Technology
Save the date flyer: July 12-14, 2015.
Engineering by Design Training
NYS EBD Website
A comment regarding the current conversation moving the technology & engineering standards into a revamped NY Science Standard, which may be derived from the NGSS.
There are NUMEROUS statements found in all standards that agree and delineate specifically the issues surrounding the meaning of technology & engineering education and relationships with science and math. The reality is that a lot of people of influence have nebulously erroneous beliefs and interpretations of official doctrine, but in reality do not have a good understanding of the issue regarding technology/engineering as it relates to science and math. The following is a cut and pasted section from page 24 of the National Science Education Standards. It says a lot!
As used in the Standards, the central distinguishing characteristic between science and technology is a difference in goal: The goal of science is to understand the natural world, and the goal of technology is to make modifications in the world to meet human needs. Technology as design is included in the S t a n d a r d s a s p a r a l l e l t o s c i e n c e a s i n q u i r y . Technology and science are closely related. A single problem often has both scientific and technological aspects. The need to answer questions in the natural world drives the development of technological products; moreover, technological needs can drive scientific research. And technological products, from pencils to computers, provide tools that promote the understanding of natural phenomena.
The use of “technology” in the Standards is not to be confused with “instructional technology,” which provides students and teachers with exciting tools—such as computers—to conduct inquiry and to understand science.
Additional terms important to the National Science Education Standards, such as“teaching,” “assessment,” and“opportunity to learn,” are defined in the chapters and sections where they are used. Throughout, we have tried to avoid using terms that have different meanings to the many different groups that will be involved in implementing the Standards. Additional comments forward to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Green technologies at work in school based competition projects.